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Three Reasons Why Seeing Your Woodlands Dentist is Safer Than Ever

added on: October 22, 2020

Our dental offices across The Woodlands have been open for a few months following the office closures due to COVID-19. While we have taken so many additional security and safety measures to protect the health of our patients and our team members, there’s still some hesitancy among patients about returning to the dental office. We assure you it’s safer than ever to get the smile care you and your family depend on and deserve. 

You don’t have to take your Woodlands dentists’ word for it. Just check out these recent Google five-star reviews:

  • Karen Epstein
    “I went for a routine cleaning. The COVID precautions were reassuring and thorough. I liked the pre-check-in online, which reduced time spent in the waiting room with less contact. The hygienist was wonderful, efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable. Excellent experience.”
  • JD Messinger
    Great job, especially in light of the COVID challenges. Very professional and safe. Great hygienist!”

(That’s not all. If you want to see more of our reviews, Google us or check us out on Facebook.)

Real Reasons Why Your Family Still Needs to See the Dentist

If you or someone in your family is struggling with going to the dentist while there’s still a pandemic risk, we hope this information will provide you with some guidance and reassurance. Like so many businesses and industries, dental offices in The Woodlands have made significant changes and innovations to our sterilization, disinfection, and overall sanitization strategies. We’re always here to help you to feel safe and comfortable while we care for you and your smile.

Reason #1) We’ve seen emergency patients since March without any risks or issues.

Most dental offices in The Woodlands and across the country remained open during March, April, and May, focusing on patients who experienced a dental emergency and needed help fast. 

In this Insider article, the president of the American Dental Association (ADA), Chad Gehani, DDS, says even though the World Health Organization (WHO) said to delay routine dental care in certain situations, his organization and most dentists “respectfully but strongly disagree,” with that statement. 

Gehani says that the first and primary concern for the ADA is to always ensure the highest standards in patient safety for everyone, at every dental office across the country.

“If we did not think the patients were safe, we simply would not go to the office at all. We would not have even done emergency care in the months of March, April, and May.” 

Since then, most dentists in The Woodlands have been regularly open for business, welcoming back patients for safe, reliable routine dental care. During this time, there has been no evidence anywhere of COVID-19 transmission in dental offices. 

Reason #2) We’ve been dealing with the risks of spreading infectious disease long before 2020 hit.

Did you know that your Woodlands dentists have been dealing with the possibility of coming in contact with infectious diseases for decades? Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, dentists had to be concerned about spreading everything from HIV to hepatitis. Over the years, you learn to treat every patient as if they could be a carrier for an infectious disease to ensure you’re keeping yourself, your teammates, and your patients safe and healthy. 

Reason #3) There are so many additional safety measures in place for even more comfort and security.

We now have new health screening procedures in place, providing us with your recent health history, travels, and possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Our Woodlands dentists have gone above and beyond to ensure our offices are sterile, safe, yet still friendly and inviting for patients of all ages. We’ve cleared out the waiting rooms, reduced aerosols, and added personal protective equipment to our everyday safety and disinfection standards.

If you have any questions or concerns about scheduling your next cleaning or appointment at our Woodlands dental offices, please contact us right away. We look forward to being here for you and your smile, with the same trusted, friendly dental care you can always rely on. 

All of our Woodlands dental offices are here for you and your family. Contact us today!

Find your ideal Woodlands dentist:

Dr. Leslie Blackburn (Pediatric Dentistry) – Growing Great Grins

Dr. Robert Dernick (General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry, and TMJ) – Robert G. Dernick, DDS

Dr. David Epstein (General, Cosmetic Dentistry & Sleep Apnea) – Epstein & Vakil General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Mike Freeman (General, Cosmetic, Implant, Sleep Apnea, and TMJ) – Dr. Mike Freeman Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Dr. Alisa Reed (General, Cosmetic, Implant, Laser, Sleep Apnea, and TMJ) – Dental Designs by Alisa Reed

Dr. Wade Williams (Orthodontics) – Wade Williams, DDS, MS

Dr. Nikita Vakil ( General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry) – Epstein & Vakil General & Cosmetic Dentistry

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